Vietnam has announced a new intensive strategy to incorporate new technology and invest capital into the country’s animal breeding sector as part of the country’s general industrialization, according to the Asia Pulse news source.

This year’s plan calls for an increase of 1.5 million hogs over last year, bringing annual production to 21 million. Of that figure, 17 million pigs will be raised with a high lean percentage for export. The current number of highly lean hogs in Vietnam is 7 million, so drastic increases must be made.

To achieve this goal, pig-breeding research stations in provinces throughout the country have received instructions to create profitable breeds suitable to all types of settings, and the agriculture sector is working to keep the number of breeding females at a constant 2.65 million.

Asia Pulse